Journalist and novelist Philip Caputo's new novel, Acts of Faith, is set in Sudan during that country's civil war. It depicts the consequences — intended and otherwise — the conflict has on aid workers and missionaries involved in relief work.
Of the book, one reviewer has written, "This is a big novel, old fashioned in the best way, full of intrigue and a large cast of sharply drawn characters."
Best known for his Vietnam memoir, A Rumor of War, Caputo is also the author of the novel The Voyage: A Novel, and Means of Escape: A War Correspondent's Memoir of Life and Death in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Vietnam. Caputo shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for reporting on election fraud in Chicago for The Chicago Tribune.